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End of an era for Umberto as Vegan restaurant gets set to open in St Benedict’s Street

For nearly 25 years he has been a feature of Norwich’s restaurant scene. But now Umberto Iannello is calling it a day with plans to put his feet up and to travel – including a trip to see his daughter… Continue Reading →

Adrian’s 3.2 mile run back to medieval Norwich

Running and taking in the splendours of Norwich’s medieval churches is not something, you suspect, most people would normally consider doing at the same time. But for Adrian Galvin it is a combination which he hopes will be attractive to… Continue Reading →

I’ve got a new toy – but will this running app make me a better runner?

It is my new toy. A lot of people swear by running apps and I used to track my runs using a Strava app which would give instant updates of how far I’d been etc – much to the annoyance… Continue Reading →

Helping the ‘Unseen’ – why Suze is running to make Saturday special at her next Parkrun

When Suze Sharman heads to Catton  parkrun on December 10, she is hoping it will be a special Saturday for 1000 different reasons. The 33-year-old from Norwich is one of 40 people nationwide selected to be a Tribe Freedom Run… Continue Reading →

How running helped me recover from losing my seat at the General Election

By Shaun Lowthorpe Title picture by Raymond Taylor (www.GentlemanPhotographer.co.uk) Simon Wright pulled off a stunning victory in the General Election of 2010 to seize the Norwich South seat for the Liberal Democrats from Charles Clarke by 310 votes. But five… Continue Reading →

Come on Norwich City! How this hat saved me when I hit the wall

I like to wear a hat when I run – not least because I am ‘follicularly challenged’. So for training runs and the Edinburgh Marathon I wore a Norwich City cap. This had a number of side-effects.

Running into trouble with an X-rated blog…apparently

They say you turn into your parents eventually.But if that’s the case, my transformation is a pretty circuitous route – my dad preferred darts to running, five pints instead of 5ks, the Sun on Sunday instead of the Sunday Times…… Continue Reading →

No cross training for me – but I can tell you where thieves are stealing bikes from

If you like to mix your running training with some cycling be warned – thieves are waiting to get their hands on your bike. In fact, they probably are whether you run or not. But now, if you are lucky,… Continue Reading →

Hellesdon loop

Feeling like I’m starting to make some progress, even though only just running once a week still. Out today just after 9am for a 9km run (all the nines was not intentional btw) – a Hellesdon loop, down to Marriott’s… Continue Reading →

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